The Corrupting Sea / Edition 1

The Corrupting Sea / Edition 1

by Peregrine Horden, Nicholas Purcell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631218904

ISBN-13: 9780631218906

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Taking a rather unusual approach to the study of the history of the Mediterranean, Horden and Purcell deal with long-term trends and themes rather than offering a chronological outline of events. They discuss the relations between people and places in what they term Mediterranean 'micoecologies', comparing evidence from prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Overview

Taking a rather unusual approach to the study of the history of the Mediterranean, Horden and Purcell deal with long-term trends and themes rather than offering a chronological outline of events. They discuss the relations between people and places in what they term Mediterranean 'micoecologies', comparing evidence from prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The unique characteristics of the Mediterranean, its historiography, its environment, resources, economic and social issues are all included, taking evidence from archaeology, social anthropology, literary works, documents and scientific enquiry. Peter Brown describes it as 'one of the most relentless intellectual reasessments to have been undertaken in recent times of the history of the pre-industrial Mediterranean'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631218906
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
776
Sales rank:
714,428
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.66(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Acknowledgements.

Note on References and Abbreviations.

Lists of Illustrations.

Part I: 'Frogs Round a Pond': Ideas of the Mediterranean:.

1. A Geographical Expression.

2. A Historian's Mediterranean.

Part II: 'Shory Distances and Definite Places'': Mediterranean Microecologies:.

3. Four Definite Places.

4. Ecology and the Larger Settlement.

5. Connectivity.

Part III: Revolution and Catastrophe:.

6. Imperatives of Survival: Diversify, Store, Redistribute.

7. Technology and Agrarian Change.

8. Mediterranean Catastrophes.

9. Mobility of Goods and People.

Part IV: The Geography of Religion:.

10.'Territories of Grace'.

Part V: 'Museums of Man': The Uses of Social Anthropology:.

11.'Mists of Time': Anthropology and Continuity.

12.'I also Have a Moustache' : Anthropology and Mediterranean Unity.

Bibliographical Essays.

Consolidated Bibliography.

Index.

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